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. >> president obama offered a fix to keep millions of americans from having their health insurance cancelled by the end of the year. mr. obama says insurance companies will be allowed to keep customers on existing plans for another year, even if those plans don't meet obamacare standards. this is not a mandate. each state must decide whether they'll follow the president's plan. within hours, california insurance commissioner dave jones sent a letter to the state insurance exchange. jones wants covered california to modify the contract with health insurers. >> neither federal nor state law allow me with action today, to outright stop the cancellation s but i will urge california's insurance companies follow the president's call. >> the state insurance commissioner wants insurers to issue new notices offering a chance to renew policies. >> our abc7 news facebook page have you had trouble signing up on health these are responses. one, i had no problem signing up with covered california. i will save $280 for better health care however, pam said yes we had
one, the system was overwhelm by the volume. >> the obama administration technology chief testified adding the site is getting better he said accessing about 17,000 registrations an hour, but that is still short of the goal of 50,000 an hour. >> while people seem to be struggling with the federal government's site that does not appear to be the case for people here in, california. >> here in california, completely different picture. yes. the vast majority surveyed say signing up is easy and information is available and understandable. you hundreds of thousands have been shopping the site and momentum, picking up. 370,000 californians started their applications. 177,000 have completed them. so far, 70,000 are eligible for medical. 30,000 signed up for coverage under covered california. sign ups beginning to pick up steam. covered california starting april politics for 2000 people per day. the average wait time on the phone is 12 minutes and nine seconds. there appears to be no back up on the web site. and you can also buy covered california insurance from neighborhood brokers. you ca
until the line could be capped. no injuries were reported. >>> president obama returns to san francisco tomorrow for his ninth bay area visit in the last 2.5 years. he landed in seattle less than an hour ago where he is scheduled to attend two fundraisers for the democratic party. tomorrow he'll visit the betty anung center to push for immigration reform and will attend an event at the jazz center. stay with us for complete coverage of the visit tomorrow and get updates any time on twitter. follow us @abc7newsbayarea. >>> president obama spoke by phone with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu reassuring them of their shared goal of preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. the phone call stems from last night's historic agreement. iran agreed to a six-month freeze of its nuclear program in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions. >> now the really hard part begins. and that is the effort to get the comprehensive agreement which will require enormous steps in terms of verification, transparency, and accountability. >> israel has called the deal an historic mistake. >> t
with revellers attending a live event. >> president obama today made a high profile visit to immigration activists a group of nearly two dozen people are fasting at steps of the national mall. many had only water since november 12th. the group wants the house to pass immigration reform the president says the commitment to change ultimately will help pressure lawmakers to act. mr. obama mentioned the activists in an immigration speech in san francisco when here on monday. you may recall the president was heckled over the issue. >> a bay area woman spends black friday in a mall, so what is the big deal is in the international implications from hanging out in local stores. >> a different window shopping blending black friday with cyber monday. >> michael finney why some of the best shopping deals are still to come. abc7 news i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched.
by the typhoon, contributing to the slow response. president obama says he and his wife, michelle, are deeply sad ended by the death and damage. the president says the u.s. is provide, quote, significant humanitarian assistance. >> here in the bay area tonight, an outpouring of relief is ongoing to help those in the philippines. we're live in san bruno with a look at how people are opening their hearts and wallets. cornell? reporter: people are stepping up in a very big way to help tonight, and church services and drive-through relief efforts to get help to the philippines. >> thank you! >> there werelets of spouttive horn honkses but even better were those like jennifer, who stopped to give. >> to help people. to help our fellow filipinos. it feel goods to, and for like the earth, they have to suffer, to help a little bit. >> car after car, help arrived, this relief effort collected cash and food donations for the victims of the supertyphoon, disaster that devastated the philippines. >> the tragedy they're going through so anything to help. >> this effort, sparked by project pearls, which helps
. >> tickets for president obama's fund-raiser are so slow there is a price cut the fund-raiser will be held at ss jazz center. tickets were once a thousand dollars are now $500. that is according to an e mail sent to potential donors some of the $15,000 tickets may drop to $10,000 oochl a 30-year-old man was a guest in a wedding in india and ended up being the groom. accord together times of india original groom ran off and could not be found after arguing with the bride's family. so the guest, a distant relative offered to marry her in what many considered a kind gesture. that was indeed. maybe that will work out better, anyway. >> thanksgiving hose who've beend ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at >>> coming up at 6:00 he'llan musk's efforts try to extinguish the hype about the tesla fire sxtz sweet deal the city of san jose is giving u.s. government but with good reason. its coming up tonight at 6:00. now, back to dan and cheryl. >> thank you. >> finally here, thanksgiving won't be th
't matter to these folks president obama's popularity is sinking. >> to me, it's worth it z this is passing down to my children and grandchildren. i shook the sxhand took a picture with the first african american president ever elected >> tickets were $1,000 to $15,000 but organizers cut the lowest price to $500 aclairing claire to attend. >> some of us can't afford 1500 or $2,000 this, is a stretch. but i'm very proud and have been a big supporter. >> this allegra president's ninth fund raising trip in the past two and a half years. if he pulls in money for democratic national committee, this gives protestors visibility. >> several dozen gathered from canada to texas. some shouting through megaphones. >> it's a choichls you wnt healthy profits for the top? and stockholders or a healthy citizenry and environment? >> inside the president saying the web site will be fixed and attacked obstructionists. supporters say what they got for their money was worth it. >> inspiration. validating hard work that i have put into make being sure right people under option. >> the demonstrators included code
setback for the obama care website tonight and the worry about what could happen this weekend. >>> recipe for disaster, thanksgiving dinner and the biggest cause of house fires over the holiday. >>> america strong, the superstar chef who traded his luxury restaurant for a soup kitchen. >>> good evening. diane is off tonight.
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